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  • Dreadlocks Natural Healthy Dreads

  • Dreadlocks The Natural Dreads Way

    dreadlocksSpecializing in healthy dreadlocks, we only promote dreading methods and dreadlocks maintenance that are healthy for dreadlocks.

    Dreads grown the dreadlockssite way remain beautiful and healthy throughout the lifetime of your dreadlocks.

    There are only a couple dreadlocks sites that aren't strictly profit driven, and willing to do great harm in the creation of instant dreads, using very harmful methods. We provide the most honest information on dreadlocks methods, the maintenance dreads require, and what products are best for dreadlocks care.

    We have strict standards and will never promote, or allow the sales of harmful dreadlocks products, or dreading tools.

    We provide free shops for hand made natural dreadlocks products and accessories. All dreads products sold here must meet our strict standards and are guaranteed to be healthy for your dreadlocks, hair, and scalp.

    Although we recommend the natural way of growing dreadlocks, we recognize that many people start their dreads using many dreading methods. We are just here to provide the information on the gentlest healthiest alternatives and to help you recover if you used an aggressive damaging method.

    We care more about dreadlocks than about profit. We just want you're dreads to last a lifetime.

    We know when starting dreadlocks, many want instantly formed dreads. This often means turning to a dread salon or loctician to start your dreads. In most cases, this is the worst thing for your dreads, as the dreadlocks are started with brute force methods, and advice that often delays or prevents the proper formation of dreadlocks. Dreads started these ways require far more effort, and cost, to force them to look like dreadlocks. This almost always does severe harm to your dreadlocks.

    Dreads treated gently, are happy, healthy dreads.

  • Activity

    iDoThisCuzz
     
    @idothiscuzz • 2 days ago
    User signup:  @iDoThisCuzz
    FemalePheromones
     
    @femalepheromones • 2 days ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "Negative comments":
    "Just laugh at them. Imagine going through life filled with that much hate."
    Darkestwilow
     
    @darkestwilow • 2 days ago • comments: 0
    Created a new forum topic "Negative comments":
    "I was at the super market the other day and this lady made comments about my free form locks she called them mats and said they look like crap how do you..."
    ☮ soaring eagle ॐ
     
    @soaring-eagle • 3 days ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "Starting over":
    "it cou;ld interlocking can damage the scalp but it shoulld  recover"
    ☮ soaring eagle ॐ
     
    @soaring-eagle • 3 days ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "Day 3 of dread journey!":
    "think i'll change my username tp freckle fan haha "
    TheMystiqueRose
     
    @themystiquerose • 3 days ago • comments: 0
    Created a new forum topic "Starting over":
    "A couple of months ago I made a post asking about the best way to go from interlock//crochet to free-form. For the past few months I've been doing wash and..."
    Peaceful_Passer
     
    @peaceful-passer • 3 days ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "3rd Journey":
    "Curvaceous, even if only on the back of my head... 🤣🤣🤣"
    Peaceful_Passer
     
    @peaceful-passer • 3 days ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "Day 3 of dread journey!":
    "I'd brush and only separate, let them section themselves, probably why they're fighting you so much! Mine are many sizes, the back ones are larger than..."
    Tater
     
    @tater • 3 days ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "Day 3 of dread journey!":
    "Haha thank you There was an undercover "cheers for freckles" in my thoughts lmao thought it was cool we both have freckles and not far from each other in..."
    ☮ soaring eagle ॐ
     
    @soaring-eagle • 3 days ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "2019 rainbow gathering wisconsin whos going? here are directions":
    "leaving in the next hour love ya all"
    ☮ soaring eagle ॐ
     
    @soaring-eagle • 3 days ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "Day 3 of dread journey!":
    "and u both are too adorable with those freckles <3"
    ☮ soaring eagle ॐ
     
    @soaring-eagle • 3 days ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "Day 3 of dread journey!":
    "just let them section themselves yes some of those are huge!  just comb them out.. lrt them  section and dread themselve s they wont be 42 weeks behind they..."
    Tater
     
    @tater • 3 days ago • comments: 0
    Liked a comment item created by @soaring-eagle: gallery images
    Tater
     
    @tater • 3 days ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "Day 3 of dread journey!":
    "Lol you're welcome and I know the feeling XD I can't even put them in a ponytail now (except my rat tails ROFL) and when I first did them, I tied them up a..."
    KatatoniK
     
    @katatonik • 3 days ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "Day 3 of dread journey!":
    "Lol thanks tater! Yeah I'm just kinda mad at a few th I wish I could see the back of my head! Then I could section better. That's all I need! Well, that and..."
     
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  • iDoThisCuzz

    Hello DreadHeads completely new to this.


    06/23/19 01:14:27PM, by Introduce Yourself
    Hello everyone, yal can call me BP i'm new to doing anything with my hair have always just had it faded. I've been growing it out about 7 months now and i'd say its around 5 inches long at the moment. Still don't know if dreads are for me, i'm mixed with White and Black and my hair is so...


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    Ef

    How much time do you spend separating your dreads?


    06/24/19 09:38:07AM, by Dread Maintenance
    Hi there! I just started this journey less than a month ago. I got one backcombed dread and decided it wasn't for me, so I switched my Lush shampoo for the Faith In Nature residue-free one, and stopped combing the lower half of my hair to get partial dreadlocks. One of my reasons for dreading...


    Replies 2
    TashTash

    Natural dreadlocks, from day 0


    10/20/18 03:44:38PM, by Member Journals and Timelines
    My hair is washed, blow dried, and this is what I’m starting with! Excited to see what I’ll wake up with in the morning and it will be weird not brushing it! 


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    ☮ soaring eagle ॐ

    2019 rainbow gathering wisconsin whos going? here are directions


    06/12/19 03:52:34PM, by Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures
    Howdy Folks!We, who are brothers & sisters, children of spirit, families of life on earth, friends of nature & of all people, children of humankind calling ourselves the rainbow gathering, humbly invite:All races, peoples, tribes, communes, men, women, children, individuals -- out of...


    Replies 13
    Darkestwilow

    Negative comments


    06/23/19 10:34:01AM, by Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support
    I was at the super market the other day and this lady made comments about my free form locks she called them mats and said they look like crap how do you guys deal with this kind of hate


    Replies 3
    TheMystiqueRose

    Starting over


    06/22/19 06:18:48PM, by Dread Maintenance
    A couple of months ago I made a post asking about the best way to go from interlock//crochet to free-form. For the past few months I've been doing wash and go with minimal almost no twisting. While its been alright it seems that the interlocked strands are giving me some issues. Mainly I cut two...


    Replies 2
    KatatoniK

    Day 3 of dread journey!


    06/09/19 12:12:46PM, by Introduce Yourself
    So i started my dread journey 3 days ago. I used the twist and rip method and did them myself. It took about two days to complete alone because I have a bad shoulder and carpultunel. Today is day three of them being completed. I'm super happy with them and excited to watch them mature :) the...


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    Peaceful_Passer

    3rd Journey


    05/06/19 01:00:28PM, by Member Journals and Timelines
    hello all So here's my 3rd journey so far,  about a month in and it's going well!  So I swore I'd not dread my hair again because taking them out took 4 months of combing for hours a day I lost 30lbs and a lot of hair, that being said, I kept my length and still hate brushing my hair. . I...


    Replies 21
    dolandrandom

    sponge dreads


    06/21/19 06:49:42PM, by Dreading Methods
    i started off my dreads with a hair sponge. they became spikes but now i plan on just washing them with dollylocks shampoo. how are they looking?


    Replies 3
    slightlysane

    Hi! I am new to the forum and figured I would introduce myself and stop lurking :)


    06/20/19 01:19:09AM, by Introduce Yourself
    Hi, Newbie here. I just started my dread journey two and half weeks ago and I have been reading the post on this forum for a couple of months.  I am going the Freeform - Neglect method and just going to separate.  I have some pictures from my two week mark that I will add here.  Hope everyone...


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  • Healthy Dreads

    The easiest difference to spot between dreads on our site vs 'locs' on most other sites is the fact we have no balding, no excessively tight roots, and excessively tight styling.

    We do not promote the tightening of dreadlocks roots by force, allowing hair to continue growing on your scalp and remain healthy. Most dread salons over tighten the dreads roots till it causes balding called traction alopecia.

    We only promote dreadlocks products and methods that keep your dreads healthy and strong for a lifetime.

    We promote no wax or products that build up in dreadlocks, nor do we promote products that contain known carcinogens and skin irritants.

    We are the only site that has such strict standards, so when it comes to dreadlocks health we are the site to trust.

    Many strictly profit driven dreadlocks sites are not happy about the information we provide!

    We are experts at fixing the problems other sites cause, unfortunately many sites cause so much harm to dreads the dreadlocks need to be restarted. We try to avoid this if possible.

    Our dreadlocks health experts are always here to help undo the damage caused by other sites.

    We are widely considered the only trustworthy source for dreadlocks info.
  • Latest Blogs

    I was waiting until Sept. 10th (when my dreads have their fourth month birthday) to post again, but the process is developing so quickly that I`m scared I might miss or forget something if I don`t catch it now. When I first dreaded my hair, I felt like the most beautiful thing this side of the moon. It seemed it released my true self from a self-imposed prison which had lasted nearly sixty years.  Fairly quickly the top layer of dreads started to go gnarly and loopy, and I only went...

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    While I was considering dreading my hair, which took around 2 years, I sometimes wondered why in the so-called "ugly phase" dreads are frequently called "teenage dreads". I`m only four months in and don`t claim to know the answer yet by a long chalk, in fact I don`t know much about dreads at all - yet. But I do know a bit about teenagers, because I raised four sons more-or-less on my own and have taught hundreds of children. So here are a few parallels with which my limited experience of...

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  • Natural Dreadlocks, Why Choose Natural Dreads?

    natural dreadsWhy should you choose natural dreads over salon dreads?

    Salon dreads give you instant gratification, at the cost of severe harm. You look like you have dreads immediately, but actually takes much longer for them to actually become dreadlocks. They use aggressive force in order to force them to look like dreads often damaging the scalp and the hair severely.

    Natural dreads on the other hand form organically with more unique personality, your dreads are yours and not like anyone else's. Natural dreads remain strong, healthy and are kept clean. Salons often tell you not to wash your dreadlocks for long periods of time. Sometimes six months. Even the entire first year.

    When you're growing natural dreads, it is the washing that makes them dread. Additionally, companies that sell dread kits and products to make growing dreads easier actually make it much harder and ruin your dreadlocks. Dreads caked in wax might seem to mature fast, but they are only being glued together in wax and actually take much longer. Products designed to hold like wax, especially are very difficult to remove, and can sometimes result in the dreads needing to be cut.

    We have become experts at saving dreads that other dreadlocks sites and dread salons have harmed.

    If you are experiencing your dreads thinning at the roots, dreadlocks breaking off, scratchy rough dreads, heavy dreads from product buildup, we are here to help you restore the health of your precious dreads.

    Dreads can mean a great deal to those who choose to grow dreads, natural dreads most of all because of the time and patience it takes to grow dreads naturally. Dreads that form naturally take on a personality that is unique to the individual. Many who grow dreads the natural way, report growing as a person, as thier dreadlocks form. Dreads therefore can take on a spiritual growth aspect that can be profound.

    Dreadlocks facts
    • Dreadlocks need to be clean: Dreadlocks should be washed between one and three times a week, from the day you start dreading. Clean dreadlocks dread faster.
    • Dreadlocks are the natural state of all hair: All hair will become dreadlocks if permitted. Hair type, race, or ethnicity has nothing to do with the formation of dreadlocks. Dreadlocks do not require special treatments or products based on hair type or race.
    • Dreadlocks are low maintenance: Dreadlocks require very little maintenance, washing, and, if desired separating. Separation is recommend in most cases to prevent massive dreads.
    • Dreads are not unprofessional: Because dreads are often spiritual, and dreadlocks are a part of most religions (not just Rastafarian beliefs), dreadlocks, especially natural dreads must be accepted in any job, by law.
    • Dreads don't cause balding: Salons and locticians that forcibly over tighten the roots of dreads cause thinning and balding in dreads. However balding is not caused by wearing dreads when the dreadlocks are not over maintained.
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